Originally Posted by Sannakji
Highly doubtful conjecture. Console makers depend almost entirely on exclusives to sell their consoles.
This isn't conjecture, it has already started happening. Games that were once console exclusives (GTA, FF, RE, MGS for example) have gone multi-platform in order to increase revenue. Pretty much the only "Exclusives" these days are games created in-house or games released via XBL/PSN.
Also, I would imagine quite a few would argue that exclusives have never been less important than they are now. Consoles used to be purchased to play video games, and that was it. Exclusives mattered back then. Now though, with the vast majority of AAA titles being multi-platform and a near parity of quality between games released on both systems gamers are looking at consoles and taking into consideration more and more what each console can do beyond playing video games. Whether that is PS+, XBL, Kinect, Netflix, Blu-Ray, etc. Don't get me wrong, exclusives still move consoles, but they are no longer the sole factor a person takes in consideration when picking out a console.Edited by tubnotub1 - 2/15/13 at 5:24am